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Jean-Gabriel Domergue Biography


Jeab-Gabriel Domergue was a painter. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under Tony Rogert-Fleury, Jules Lefebvre, Adler, Humbert and Flameng, and won the Prix de Rome in 1913. His early landscapes gave way to portraits of celebrities and beautiful women, and he soon developed a characteristic style, elongating his models, all of whom develop long, slender necks, long, slender and shapely arms and legs, sensual lips and eyes and adopt elegant clothes and posture. He exhibited at the Salon of the Société des Artistes Français from 1906, receiving an Honourable Mention (1908), a Third Class Medal (1912) and a Gold Medal (1920). He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London and the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh. He was elected to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1950, and became Curator of the Jacquemart-André Museum in Paris in 1956. He illustrated several books with original etchings and lithographs, frequently in color. He was made Chevalier of Legion d’Honneur.

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